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My very favorite tool ever!

Old 01-16-2013, 08:41 PM
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I have one and I love it! I gave one to my sister for Christmas several years ago and she still says it is the best gift I ever gave her. Yes it stands up and survives dropping to the floor. Ask me how I know!
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:01 PM
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I got one from my daughter-in-laws mother. She and I are real close and do a lot of things together. I love mine and use it all the time. It's a "got to have tool" once you use it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 04:50 AM
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I dug mine out and remembered how I loved it!!!! I don't know why I put it away but thanks for reminding me how cool it is!
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:03 AM
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so cool I never seen it before but will look for it now thank you
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:30 AM
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I have one of these and love it also.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:34 AM
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Default Great sewing tool

My husband made me one out of wood and a razor blade. Yes, it works great when chain sewing.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:59 AM
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If given a choice I always choose useful and pretty over useful with a make-do look. A woodworker could make beautiful weighted one of kind ones.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:37 AM
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Would those of you who have home-made thread cutters please post a picture? Especially Judi's made with a razor blade.
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
Nobody ever talks about this tool and it's my favorite ever and I don't ever see anyone talking about it. A few months ago I bought a second one for the Secret Santa. I was so excited to give this to whoever I was lined up with, but I was too late to join. So, I gave it to my good, good friend here on the Board. She has written me quite a few times and thanked me for it, saying how she doesn't know how she got by without it.

It's the Gypsy Cutting Gismo. It's for chain sewing. And if you chain sew, you will love this thing so much. It takes so much time off of chain sewing. You can find it many places. I'm showing you one place that has a picture of what it actually does. You can find them cheaper. Here's the picture: http://www.cozyquilt.com/Aspx/Produc...productID=1583.

Please, give it a shot. They are wonderful!! It's my best friend when I'm chain sewing. I put it to the left of my sewing machine and use it right when I'm done chain sewing, then head to the ironing board. Anyone else have one and agree?
Hi. It seems a good idea, not yet as far as I know available here in the U.k. Also not cheap for what it is, maybe I'm wrong. With the very high prices of fabric these days not everyone can afford all these new gismos.When I started out with this wonderful craft I was so excited I bought everything going, then soon realised I needed so little of it.Of course the cutting mats, basic rulers and rotary cutters are fabulous but with the angles on the basic rulers, other rulers are not really important.I have always so admired the women who did so much with so little in the past history, both in America and other countries, and in these days when our financial problems are so bad all over the world, I often wonder, should we should learn from those artistic women.I recently went to my local quilt shop and they said ''We have a demonstation model machine on offer,2000 off, wheeee!! now 4000 instead of 6000.Oh well, maybe I am old fashioned and out of touch,but those of you on a limited budget who can still produce wonderful art, I say bless you. Sorry about this 'rant', love this site and all the most generous contributions.Long may you all continue. Love Letty
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:22 AM
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Thanks for this tip. Looks like a fine tool to have!
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